Associate Professor, Dermatology, Harvard Medical School
Vice President, Connected Health, Partners HealthCare
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Dr. Kvedar has served as Program Director, Residency Training Program, Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School, and was Vice Chairman, Department of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School for nine years.
Musings on Connected Health
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“I took a wrong turn on Fruit Street (in front of the Massachusetts General Hospital) 15 years ago and wound up an accidental tourist in the land of connected health (then called telemedicine). Since then I’ve had enormous fun and fulfillment working with a talented group of individuals whose mission is to bring care to the patient, where the patient is, when the patient needs it and to offer the patient tools to enable her to be her own provider whenever possible. The term “connected health” reflects the range of opportunities for technology-enabled care programs and the potential for new strategies in healthcare delivery.
A division of Partners HealthCare, the Center for Connected Health works with Harvard Medical School-affiliated teaching hospitals, including Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals. I am also active in my specialty of Dermatology both as a clinician and educator.
I enjoy questioning assumptions about healthcare delivery, particularly those that involve the assumed need for a patient and provider to meet face to face for healthcare to happen. We are on the verge of a profound change in healthcare delivery driven by the synergy between three trends: personalized medicine, connected health and payment reform.”
– Joseph Kvedar, MD
Vice President, Connected Health
Degree & Residencies
Internship, Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Boston University Medical Center
Residency, Dermatology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
PersonalDr. Kvedar is a board-certified dermatologist and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, as well as Vice President of Connected Health at Partners HealthCare. His passion for patient care is paired with his work to create a new model of healthcare delivery, by developing innovative strategies to move care from the hospital or doctor’s office into the day-to-day lives of patients. Dr. Kvedar has contributed to a number of publications, including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Archives of Dermatology and the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. He has also served as a past President and board member of the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and Past Chair of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Task Force on Telemedicine.
"I am committed to our efforts at Partners to transform care delivery into a system that involves and revolves around patients, using technology to engage patients, facilitate increased access, and improve quality and efficiency of healthcare. My interest in applying technology to facilitate patient care began in my dermatology practice and led to a career in connected health. I see mobile health, remote monitoring and social networking as powerful tools to help improve health and wellness."
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